2nd - 8th October 2019
the world we wish to see
Round Square International Conference
Whilst the RSIC is first-and-foremost a student conference, we always include a dedicated programme for adult delegates front-loaded to the first two days of the Conference in order to enable Heads that are unable to stay for the duration to leave after the formal business is concluded. This year will be no exception, and, taking note of feedback from 2018 we are already starting to plan a rich and engaging programme of workshops and discussion forums tailored to the individual audiences of Heads and Reps, and their particular interests, as well as an extended good-practice-sharing carousel, building on the success of this session last year.
Workshop for New and Observer Schools
This welcome workshop, presented by the Round Square CEO, is held in advance of the Opening Ceremony, to offer both New and Observer Schools and newly appointed Heads and Reps an introduction to Round Square, an opportunity to ask questions, and an overview of what to expect at the conference. The workshop usually ends with the opportunity for delegates to meet and interact with each other and with members of the Round Square Board of Trustees and Worldwide Team.
Round Square's AGM is conducted by electronic voting ahead of the RSIC, but will be followed by a Forum at the conference at which the RS Chairman and CEO will discuss key Governance matters, and share the year's results. This year a shorter Annual Forum presentation will be followed by time dedicated to a Q&A with the opportunity to pose questions in advance.
Structured Networking around key topics
A series of networking sessions will offer adult delegates the opportunity to network and exchange experiences around key topics that are of common interest across RS schools. Topics for this session will be canvassed in advance.
Each RS Region will hold a regional meeting in which to discuss topics relevant to the region’s schools. These sessions will be chaired by either by the Regional Trustee, or a delegated Head of School from the Region nominated by the RT. Additional agenda items will be requested in advance and papers provided ahead of the meetings.
As usual, three concurrent Rikkas will be held – splitting the adult delegates into groups of Heads, Reps or Governors. These sessions allow presentations and discussion on issues relevant to each constituent group. Consultation on the topics for these sessions will form part of discussions at the forthcoming Annual Regional Meetings.
Good Practice Carousel
A carousel of good-practice presentations by RS Heads and Reps, covering a broad spectrum of new innovations and approaches that have succeeded in their schools.
Details of presenters, session titles and descriptions to follow soon.